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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Sete Cidades

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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an important source of fresh water for the islands, provides a subtropical oasis of green hills, dense forests, and foggy bluffs. Formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption followed by another in 1445, the area is actually a large volcanic crater. The resulting land offers an array of flora and fauna. Take one of the trails that will lead you up to the top of the crater, where you'll observe numerous lakes, the ocean, and the quaint town within. See Caldeira das Sete Cidades and all Sete Cidades has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sete Cidades trip planner.
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  • The hike is very tough from the parking lot and around the ridgeline. It was a very windy day so we had to be very careful with our headgear. The views are spectacular which made the trip an amazing.....  more
    The hike is very tough from the parking lot and around the ridgeline. It was a very windy day so we had to be very careful with our headgear. The views are spectacular which made the trip an amazing.....  more »
  • Great view of both crater lakes, one green and one blue. Restrooms available at the stop and some food trucks. Worth a stop 
    Great view of both crater lakes, one green and one blue. Restrooms available at the stop and some food trucks. Worth a stop  more »
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  • Nice lakeside area, breathtaking view.
  • An absolutely stunning place. We participated in a trail run around the crater with a hefty ascent through the jungle up to the rim but the views once you're there is breathtaking (mind you, so was the climb but in another way). Absolutely gorgeous to run along the rim and have the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the crater lake the other. Priceless...

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